Yearly-Set-Up of Website (Annual Maintenance)

WordPress – Annual Maintenance

These activities require to be undertaken at the end/beginning of each academic year, so that old posts (blogs) are archived and the new class configuration set up.

Also there is a chance for general maintenance to remove “bad” incorrect data.

Deletion/General Tidy/Move

All Posts flagged as ‘uncategorised’ to be:

  • Deleted if no other category – BE CAREFUL – there are a few to keep – eg Templates
  • Or ‘uncategorised’ flag removed. (quickest option would appear to be the “Quick Edit” option – then amend the category.

All Posts flagged as ‘Draft’ (they have not been published) to be deleted.

All Posts linked to the “high-level” blog post eg P2B-Blog, reviewed and link removed as all Blogs should be either News or Homework. The highlevel (parent) blog eg P2B-Blog will display all postings which are linked, eg Home-Learning & News.

Review Categories and check for any unusual postings – this helps clean up postings

Create new Category – Archive-15/16 and attach to parent z-Archive

Create new Tags in the format – 15/16-P?

Migrate last year’s class postings across to Archive-15/16 and add Tag. This takes a LONG TIME as need to go into each posting and edit this information – use “Quick Edit” from the Postings page.

It is useful to do a class at a time to help control the process

Delete all “Comments” (some may be spam)

At last time to add new records – Class Structure

Create category for the new class – P?-Blog, P?-Home-Learning, P?-News

Create a parent/child relation Category Menu structure.

Add the new Categories to the drop down menus which are displayed on the School Website. Use – Appearance/Menus/Categories

Note for a composite class you need to add it twice to each stage, eg P4/5, attached to both P4 & P5.

You should delete any old classes – remove from the menu structure, and then delete the category. (Naturally, check there are no postings still attached to the category).

School-Homelink

Delete all posts prior to Easter break and the assiciated media file (pdf of the homelink news)

Users

Review the users – both Delete/Add users – click-here

WELL DONE job complete for the year.

 

What have we learnt

Some staff are attaching a Blog Post to the high level parent – eg, P2D-Blog, there is no requirement to do this.